Apple CEO Tim Cook dismissed the concept of adopting RCS messaging to put an finish to the inexperienced bubbles that encompass messages when iPhone customers textual content somebody on an Android machine.
“I don’t hear our users asking that we put a lot of energy in on that at this point,” Cook stated when requested how Apple founder Steve Jobs would really feel about utilizing the RCS commonplace in iMessage throughout Vox Media’s Code 2022 occasion on Wednesday evening. Instead, Cook stated, “I would love to convert you to an iPhone.”
But the one that requested the query, Vox Media’s LiQuan Hunt, got here again with a sound criticism, saying that his mom can’t see the movies he sends her. It all comes down to an absence of interoperability between iMessage and RCS, each messaging methods that might enable higher-quality photos and movies — in the event that they labored collectively. If you’ve tried to ship a video from Android to iOS (or vice versa) utilizing your common textual content messaging app, then you know that your movies come out fully fuzzy on the opposite finish. Cook’s suggestion to repair this annoying problem? “Buy your mom an iPhone.”
While it could appear foolish, the bubble colour in iMessage that distinguishes Android (inexperienced) customers from fellow iPhone customers (blue) has grow to be some extent of rivalry. Google’s campaign to publicly shame Apple into adopting the usual has clearly had no impact on Cook, who’s publicly specializing in opinions from individuals who have iPhones. Of course, there are different causes to keep away from including RCS. Emails unearthed in the Epic trial confirmed Apple senior vp of software program engineering Craig Federighi saying, “iMessage on Android would simply serve to remove [an] obstacle to iPhone families giving their kids Android phones.”